Remember the last time Trump hosted Lavrov. It was right after he fired James Comey as FBI director:
When Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov last visited the White House, President Trump had just fired his then-FBI director, James Comey. At the time, Trump bragged it would remove pressure related to an investigation into whether his campaign had ties to Moscow. But instead, it had the opposite effect, fanning the political flames over his Russia policy.
It comes the same day the House announces 2 articles of impeachment:
House Democrats unveiled articles of impeachment Tuesday accusing President Donald Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, setting up a constitutional clash between the two branches of government that has only happened three times before.
It's also the day after Trump's own Justice Department put out a report debunking Trump/GOP conspiracy theories surrounding the investigation into the president's crimes.